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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
819 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-250600-
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
819 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

Very cold temperatures are expected for Sunday through Tuesday
morning in response to a passing strong, cold front from the
north. High temperatures for Sunday and Monday are forecast to
only be in the 30s and 40s region-wide. Morning lows for Monday
and Tuesday are likely to drop down into the teens and lower 20s
in western Nevada with single digits in the Sierra valleys. A few
below zero readings are not out of the question either. In
addition, gusty northeast winds behind the front Sunday into
Monday morning will make it feel even colder.

Now is the time to prepare for these cold temperatures by draining
outdoor irrigation systems, covering exposed water pipes, and
moving sensitive livestock, pets, and plants indoors.

$$

http://weather.gov/reno



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
224 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

CAZ271-272-242130-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0025.201026T0000Z-201027T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0028.201026T0000Z-201027T0000Z/
Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern
Nevada Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
224 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SUNDAY TO 5 PM PDT MONDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE TAHOE BASIN THROUGH
WESTERN LASSEN COUNTY...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag
Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from
5 PM Sunday to 5 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.

* CHANGES...Upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. Increased duration.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas,
  Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties and Fire Zone 272
  Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* Winds...Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35
  mph. Higher gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible along mid-
  slopes and wind-prone areas with gusts of 70+ mph along the
  Sierra Crest.

* Humidity...15-25%. Humidity may stay above usual warning
  criteria, but with very dry fuel conditions the strong winds
  will still be capable of efficient fire spread.

* Duration...6-12 hours.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
  cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first
  responders can contain them.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for
updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

&&

$$

http://weather.gov/reno




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